In Safari on Macintosh, you can create a folder of bookmarks that open with a single click. What does that mean? Think about it for a second – you have, let’s say, five web pages that you look at all the time, maybe even all day long. Maybe news sites, maybe social media or blogs, maybe “dashboards” of stocks, or equipment you administer, a document control system, or knowledge base, Evernote, webmail, or some combination of the above. Every day or so, you load these sites from Bookmarks or a “Favorites” page of some kind (depending on your browser). Up one menu, down the next, open this panel, click, click, click, click. But wouldn’t it make sense to just launch them all with one button? Let’s do it.
First, Folders Full of Tabs on the Bookmarks Bar
ONE button, ONE click all my tabs in ONE window.
How? Safari Help – it’s “Easy, but not Obvious“.
Hint: Go to Bookmarks > Edit Bookmarks…
- Create a new Bookmark folder
- Put the Bookmarks that you want to group together in that folder
- Put the folder in the Favorites bar
- [Control]-[click] the folder name, then choose “Automatically Open in Tabs”
Now, tell me how you do this in Windows and Internet Explorer? I know you can, sort of, with a lot of work. Way more work. Go ahead. Choose your tool.